NCAA Tournament: DC’s Two to Tango

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Well who at the beginning of the year would think that American University and the University of Maryland would be our only Men’s tournament teams? 

The Golden Eagles will be opening up against Villanova (March 19, 7:20p)-which may give Georgetown fans an incentive to root for the Red Line team, and UMD will play the University of California out in Glendale (March 19, 2:55p) .  Although UMD has been hot lately-I just don’t trust this team.  I think the ACC was kind of weaker than advertised this year.

I’m personally hoping for American to pull the upset.  Last year they gave 2 seed Tennessee a run for their money-and may be they can topple might Big East ‘Nova and make it interesting. 

For now though-these are our hope DC-a 10 seed and a 14 seed.  Yikes.

Some of the teams that didn’t make this years tournament?  After the jump: 

George Washington (10-18 overall, and 4-12 in Conference): Didn’t even make the A-10 tournament.   How bad do you have to be to NOT make the A-10 tournament?  Pretty bad.  Glad I didn’t renew my season tickets this year.

Georgetown (16-14, 7-11):  Maybe the biggest disappointment of the year, the previously ranked Hoyas couldn’t beat hapless St. Johns in the Big East Tournament.  Sure they play in a tough conference, but you still can’t finish 4-11 in the last 15 games of the conference and expect to make the dance. 

VA Tech (17-13, 7-9) and UVA (10-17, 4-12) are done now that the ACC tournament is over-and they didn’t fair very well there.  Neither had a winning recording in the ACC this year-that usually doesn’t translate into March basketball.  Well-March basketball that matters anyway.

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  1. Sports Chatter: The Terps Do Better Than Expected | Washington D.C. Metblogs (pingback) on March 20th, 2009 @ 3:27 pm

    […] maybe-I’d give them a much better chance than either UMD or American. In the post I’m putting together right now (which will feature some of our not so great teams, and our […]

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